A Beijing Olympic Boycott Is Strong Leverage And America Should Use It

A Beijing Olympic Boycott Is Strong Leverage And America Should Use It


On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Chris Fenton, a film executive and author of “Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American Business,” joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to outline the leverage that comes with U.S.-led calls for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics which are scheduled to be held in Beijing.

Fenton said the question not whether the United States should boycott the Olympics or not, but what do we want to accomplish?

“What do we want to accomplish that’s practical, that shows a constructive maneuvering towards whatever our North Star is overall with China? Try to implement those changes and those directives with the Chinese Communist Party in exchange for promising to show up at those Olympics and we should do that also with our Western allies,” he said.

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The Chinese Communist Party, Fenton said, views the Olympics as a “goal” that will stoke its own nationalism and

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